Above configuration includes a list of equipment related to navigation only. More equipment like communication, intercommunication, safety, monitoring systems are required to complete the list.
The Secret of a fully working and user friently system can not be seen in the picture
Interface units are responsible for data & information exchange between units. - Collect the data from independent units - Define the priority of data based on a hardware priority encoding system. - Convert the signals for system compatibility - Filtering - Multiplexing - Distribute the data at indepentent outputs.
How it Works
All navigational equipment are connected to interface units as I/O and from interfaces to Servers. The server receives RS-422 NMEA Data and transmits back all it own data for use to the other systems.
About Fly Bridge equipment
- Black Box Charting system - Multi Function Display as bridge repeater - Data Repeater for Depth/Speed/Wind - Auto pilot repeater
Usually another station is installed on Fly Bridge. If the configuration of the bridge consists of MFD (Multi Function Displays) then the fly bridge station can be fully operational Radar, fully operational ECS & Conning.
Ship's Office and/or Captain's Office
- Multi Function Display as bridge repeater - Data Repeater as Wind/Depth indicator and Anchor/Wind/Depth Alarm - CCTV Repeater or station